Why You Should Visit Tanzania
Posted on October 7, 2021
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is the authentic Africa; it represents and contains every part of Africa. This country, which was formed in 1964 after the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, is Africa’s land of contrasts. From the snow-caped peaks of Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of Serengeti, from the sun-kissed islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shores of Great Lakes. Tanzania contains immense cultural and natural wealth.
Most people visit Tanzania in order to throw themselves into the abundance and diversity wilderness that this country has. But this country is far more blessed than that. It was in Tanzania, on the dusty floor of Olduvai Gorge, in Ngorongoro conservation area, that humankind’s earliest recorded relative walked, leaving the footprints behind as a mark of humanity’s beginning. It was on the beaches of Zanzibar that Swahili traders welcomed dhows from across the Indian Ocean.
For Millennia, Tanzania has played an essential part on the life of the African continent. The Great Wildebeest Migration alone comprises the largest movement of land animals on the planet. With about 28% of the country’s total landmass set aside for conservation of wildlife, Tanzania is one of the leading wildlife conservation areas in Africa and globally.
Tanzania is one of Africa’s countries with the most stable peace, democracy and fast growing economies. A well maintained infrastructure and five international airports connects the country’s bustling commercial centres and ensures easy transportation. Tanzania’s people are a diverse mix of traditional people, village farmers and cosmopolitan professionals united by a common language, Swahili, and a strong sense of national community.
Kilimanjaro national park hosts Africa’s highest and snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Serengeti national park, the most well known of all wilderness area in the country, attracts more than a million visitors each year who visit the great annual migration of animals and Ngorongoro crater – often referred to as the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World are the must see destinations for visitors touring Tanzania.
Yet, the big-names wildlife management areas are not the only ones to see in Tanzania. Tarangire, Manyara, Ruaha, Katavi, Mkomazi, Mikumi, Mahale Mountains national parks and Nyerere/Selous Game Reserves are other wilderness areas with astonishing diversity of wildlife.
But, the magics of safari and Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking are not the only thing this country has to offer. Tropical beaches, coral reefs and Swahili culture along the beaches of the Indican Ocean cost are also a major attraction for visitors who prefer to extend their stay in Tanzania with a relaxation in a sandy and sunny beaches in the tropics.
Walking and cycling safaris are safely done in Tanzania; both within and outside protected areas. longer walking safaris in Ngorongoro, through the magical Gol mountains, up the active volcano of ol Doinyo Lengai or down lake Tanganyika are a fantastic way to experience the less visited parts of the country in style.
Tanzania has a wealth of diverse groups that make up its national community. The Bushmen (Hadzabe) hunter-gatherer community coexist with the Maasai people in the northern part of the country. Lesser groups like the Dorobo and the Iraqw also make up the collage of the country.
Coltural tourism has become prominent in Tanzania and hence a choice to many visitors. Different programs and itineraries are offered for tour in different parts of the country.
We, Lelwat Jungle Guides, welcome you to Tanzania – experience the warmth of the people, the magic of wilderness and the splendour of wildlife. You can contact us for custom made itineraries